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GP5500

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Generac GP Series 5500 Portable Generator

The GP5500 has enough power for emergency use, when you’re not using it for outdoor recreation and DIY projects.

OHV Engine
Generac's OHV engine with splash lubrication provides a long engine life.

Large Fuel Tank
Large-capacity steel fuel tank with incorporated fuel gauge provides durability and extended run times.

Low-Oil Shutdown
Low-oil level shutdown automatically safeguards engine from damage.

Hour Meter
Hour meter tracks maintenance intervals

Durable Steel Frame
Hardened 1 1/4" steel tube cradle for added durability and strength.

Fold-Down Handle
Fold-down, locking handle for sturdy portability and compact storage.

Never-Flat Wheels
Heavy-duty, never-flat wheels for reliable portability.

Environmentally Friendly
CSA and CARB Certified.

Generac <strong>GP Series 5500</strong> Portable Generator

The Power to Live. Work. Play.

Portable generators are a welcome addition to many activities at home, at work, and away. In an emergency, portable generators can provide critical backup power. They make camping and tailgating more comfortable. And contractors appreciate the flexibility portable power brings to the jobsite.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for the money During the Sandy storm we used our GP5500 to run a portable heater, 2 refrigerators a few lights, TV and cable box and an occasional hair dryer. We did have to alternate some of the appliances so that we did not overload the unit.We used a 30 amp cable with 4 outlets bought separately to run 4 appliances leaving the other GP5500 outlets unused. Overall we are very happy with the generator. We really used it for only the essentials and to keep informed on what was going on elsewhere in the northeast. I would suggest the 30 amp manual transfer switch kit to avoid the extension cords, that is my next investment!
Date published: 2012-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for home use. Very easy to use. The 5500 is compact and has plenty of power. Backup my house during Sandy for 7 days. 5 gallons of gas for 10 hours , 2 fridges , heating system, water heater, electric kettle and light.
Date published: 2012-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for what you get. This is the 1st I've owned. Sandy motivated the purchase. Had to go on a waiting list and Lowes came through on Sunday before. Wired it into the panel. Set-up was easy. It started right up. Had to use it for 24 hours after Sandy and 24 hours after the nor'easter (Andrea?). Powered the whole house with no problems. This generator has provided a long awaited peace of mind.
Date published: 2012-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic unit, Bought this days after hurricane Irene, didn't start it until the night of hurricane Sandy. Started right away after carb was primed. Was the envy of the neighborhood because I had prewired the house with a manual transfer switch so this generator became plug and play basically running my entire house. Can prob run a few window a/c units for summer outages if necessary. Worked well with very little effort.
Date published: 2012-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I bougt the gp5500 for temp. Home lighting and i hooked it up turned all dual breakers off and it powered rest of house thats 6 rooms, refrigerator, freezer, and my water pump with no problems and i think it still had some more power to go i mean its a huge difference from my old tractor supply 6000 watt generater. Id recomend this product to anybody.
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ease of use This generator was so easy to set up. Easy to fill and super easy to start. I would definitely recommend this generator to others.
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Above Expectations After doing a very exhausting and thorough search of all the brands of generators in my area, I selected the Generac GP5500. Just received it today and after a very short amount of time in placing the handle on, mounting the wheels and front rubber skid plates, I filled it with oil (provided in purchase) and fuel. With one pull of the recoil starter it started and ran flawlessly. After some of the reviews of other generators, I was concerned with the potential noise levels while running. I was pleasantly surprised that the noise level was not at all too loud for my comfort. You will be doing yourself a favor if you select this very modestly priced generator. I am 82 years old and this unit was not difficult to move around nor start.
Date published: 2018-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful/Long Lasting First time generator owner here. Hurricane Florence just came through our area and knocked out our power. This baby ran all night long, powering two fridges, fans, and other small devices with ease. I awoke and still had half a tank of fuel left. Very efficient. I know generators aren’t supposed to be quiet l, but I’ve heard quieter ones; most likely at a heftier price point though. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2018-09-21
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